The Ukraine Crisis Explained In GIFs And In-Depth Policy Papers From Esteemed Political Institutions

Posted July 31, 2014

What the WHAT is going on in Ukraine?! A whole lot, but these too-true GIFs and political analyses should help clear things up.

When President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted amid violent protests, the international community did one of these...


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…and that’s when we all had the exact same thought:

Crimea by ClickHole


Pro-Kremlin forces seized Crimea...


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...and totally shut down orders to vacate the occupied buildings.


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While observers were straight up freakin’ out about…

Western Responses by ClickHole


Basically, bad tempers all around...


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...with violent backlash against separatists claiming parts of Ukraine for Russia...


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Ugh, then we had to deal with this...

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Can you say:


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Now, diplomats are trying to tread water...


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...but really they’re all like...

NATO, UN, Ukraine by ClickHole


Now, we’re at crunch time...


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...and we all just gotta...


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...‘cause maybe you forgot, but um...

Deterring Russia After Ukraine by ClickHole


Implications For Latvia by ClickHole


Crisis Management


…just sayin’.